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        Building Plans, Elevations, and Perspective for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., 60' North of Mariposa on the West Side of Alabama St., between Alabama and Harrison St., San Francisco. Current address 450 Alabama

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, November 1941 - September 1942. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 17 sheets. Job #210. File #2049. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Four years in paradise (Leather Bound)

      Lippincott. Very Good+. 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Three quarter blue moroccan leather bound cover has very light wear to corners and caps. Mid-20th century rebinding. Two raised bands with gilt stamped decor on spine. Marbled end sheets pristine. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages very faintly toned near edges, but clean and appear unread. Gilt top edge very good. ; 345 pages .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Hangover Square (First UK Edition)

      London: Constable, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. The larger of the two known binding variants (no priority), with the boards measuring 19 x 13 centimeters and a board-to-board thickness of 2.5 centimeters, all other points being the same. Very Good in a Good to Very Good dust jacket. Small closed tear to page 183 not affecting text. Backstrip is a bit faded, with some light spotting to the lower left corner of the rear board, contemporary owner name and date on the first leaf. Jacket is complete, with some chipping along the top and bottom edges and at the spine ends (a portion of the publisher name is affected at the heel), and toning to the spine panel. Basis for the classic 1945 film noir directed by John Brahm and starring Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell and George Sanders. The film was Cregar's final performance, arguably his best, as a famed composer who has a chronic habit of slipping into a demented second personality and murdering the next person who crosses his path. Interestingly, the filmmakers chose to transpose the book's then-present-day setting of the late 1930s to that of 19th century Edwardian London, resulting in a look that was an unexpected counterpoint to Hamilton's "Gaslight.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland

      16pp. Signed by the author. Final typescript, probably a setting copy, for the short story which first appeared in the New Yorker on December 20, 1941, and later in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1951. The text matches that of the published version, which has been anthologized as one of fifty great American short stories, beside works by Poe, Hawthorne, Faulkner, and Hemingway. Fine in plastic sheets within a binder, which is housed in a black cloth portfolio with paper label to cover. Portfolio housed in a custom quarter brown leather and tan cloth folding box with a leather label to the spine, gilt lettered.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        France Speaks! A Weekly Correspondence on Democratic France (46 Issues)

      New York, 1941. First Edition. Card Stock Binder. Very Good. This copy is inscribed to the daughter of Winthrop W. Aldrich in French and dated either Thursday, June 29, 1946 or Thursday, June 29, 1966, New York, on verso of the first issue's title page. The mystery is that the decade is hard to read and neither date was a Thursday; it is also inscribed to "Miss Aldrich," her maiden name. By 1966 Miss Aldrich was married with three children. Winthrop W. Aldrich was Chairman of Chase National Bank and a considerable business and social force in New York during the 1930s and 1940s. He was appointed by President Eisenhower as Ambassador to England from 1953, a role in which he served through 1957. Aldrich was the son of Rhode Island Senator Nelson W. Aldrich and the brother of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The 1946 date and inscription to his daughter may make more sense given Aldrich's influence in New York and in international circles during and immediately following the war. Inscription: "To Miss Mary Aldrich so understanding of the drama of France because so American. In gratitude for her exquisite kindness and understanding that she does so well with such charm and grace given to those French people who had the privilege to have been the beneficiaries. One of the resistants." Signature indecipherable and does not come close to the name of either editor. A collection of typed, mimeographed newsletters printed recto only, collected in a card stock binder with metal tabs. A local New York publication that was produced on a somewhat weekly basis distributing information on what was occurring in France during the Nazi occupation and promoting the Free French movement in the United States. Includes news reported from France regarding the Free French movement, ongoing trials conducted by the Vichy, the Communist Movement in France during occupation. There are a number of articles on Leon Blum, three-time Prime Minister of France, socialist, and Jew who refused to leave France during the Nazi occupation. Article by Blum entitled, "Blum Answers His Accusers" in the February 20, 1942, issue. Blum was put on trial at the Riom Trial on which there are two reports. The Germans canceled the trial and Blum spent time in the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau and was freed by Allied troops in 1945. Also occasional poems, one by Jean Rollin in French. Issue #21 from February 2, 1942, reprints a letter from the Vichy to local administrators requesting compliance with the "regulations edicted against the Jews." Chilling. France Speaks! appears to have ceased publication with Vol. 1, Number 51 on June 5, 1943. No subsequent issues found. A search of OCLS also reveals only five physical copies in institutional holdings, one microfilmed version, and one digital. This is a collection of issues 1-51 with five (5) missing, numbers 4, 8, 12, 14, and 15. We are happy to provide a full listing of issues and pages per issue along with highlighted articles upon request.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Les Joueurs Chinois. [The Chinese Gamblers]

      No date. [ 1941.]. Color woodblock print, dai oban (sheet size 14 1/2 x 19 inches). Light toning to upper margin and adhesive residue at upper edge of paper, overall very good condition. Printed on paper watermarked with Jacoulet's name; limitation number of print on verso (no 333/350). There is no red sparrow seal visible under the pencil signature at lower right of the image. .

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        Off Soundings [And:] The Weather Mark

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1941. The publisher's own copies, each numbered 1 of 250. 2 vols., 18-3/4 x 14- 1/4 (plate mark) on a larger sheet. Hand colored aquatint engravings, each signed in pencil by the artist lower right. Framed and glazed. Fine. Ordeman, The Derrydale Prints (2005), pp. 53, 105. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, 3rd; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV . Gordon Grant's fine yachting prints depict a sloop under sail ("The Weather Mark") and a ketch under full sail ("Off Soundings"). Grant (1875-1962) "was considered America's foremost marine artist when Eugene COnnett commissioned him in 1941 to paint two pictures of sailboat races" (Ordeman). Sportsman and proprietor of the Derrydale Press, Connett was himself a keen yachtsman and a member of the Bellport (L.I.) Yacht Club. Two choice yachting prints with the finest provenance

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      1941. Paperback. Very Good. SCHWARTZ, Delmore. SHENANDOAH. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, (1941). "Poet of the Month" series. First edition. This verse drama deals with a family's quarrel over the naming of a son, Shenandoah Fish, which is obviously analogous Schwartz's name, about which he was quite sensitive. Inscribed to the poet Theodore Morrison. "Ted, from Delmore, October 1941." Illustrated by Frederico Castellon. Printed by George Hornby at The Domesday Press, New York City. 28 pp. 8vo., plain paper wrappers, wire saddle stitch. In a dark blue dust jacket, illustrated on the upper wrapper in grey-blue. Internally clean and fine; however, the dust jacket is sunned at perimeters and on the lower panel, with some light edgewear. Inscribed copies by Schwartz are uncommon, and this is a very good copy, inscribed by him.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Biggles Defies the Swastika [2]

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1941. London 1941. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark red cloth covers and top edge, black lettering and framed black illustration to spine, biplane with map of Norway to the front cover. 8vo true first edition 1.9 thick x 7½'' x 5½'' 249 printed pages of text followed by a 6 page catalogue. Colour frontispiece and six monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. 16 listed stories by W. E. Johns to the book starting with The Camels are Coming and ending with Spitfire Parade. Ink name and address to the front paste down and front free end paper, fox browning to the text block edges, corners sharp, colours not faded. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with one small chip to the top of the spine not affecting the text, faint vertical crease line to the front cover, spine colours very slightly darkened. 15 Oxford W. E. Johns titles listed to the rear in brown lettering with an aerodrome above the words 'Books For Boys', and two fish below the words 'Oxford University Press'.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Wind From Nowhere

      Book Supply Company, New York,, 1941. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A few light marks to the endleaves from a old jacket protector, spine with a couple of marks but an excellent copy in the very lightly marked dust jacket with a few minor nicks. Very nice. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front pastedown to, "To Prof C. G. Forbes with best wishes from the author Oscar Micheaux Louisville Ky. Jan".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OPEN HOUSE

      New York: Knopf, 1941,. 1st edition, limited (1/1000) numbered, full blue cloth, with printed dust jacket. The author's first book, a presentation copy specially inscribed with two lines of verse and signed "Ted Roethke" on the FEP in bold green ink. Inscribed to Henry Clepper who was an influential and active member of the American forestry community. Clepper was the author and editor of several books, including the highly respected ORIGINS OF AMERICAN CONSERVATION (Ronald Press Company, 1966); and for whom the Henry Clepper Forest Policy Internship (Warnell School of Forestry at University of Georgia) was named. In 1957 Clepper won the Gifford Pinchot Medal. The present offering is one of the lower limitation numbers, and in the first issue binding. The complete (not price clipped) jacket has a closed tear mended by tape and a small moderate chip to the foot of the spine. Otherwise the book and cloth binding is fine, with very little wear. Roethke won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 and the National Book Award in 1959. Uncommon in the potentially fragile jacket, and especially so signed with two lines of verse.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        THE HARDY BOYS: The Mystery Of The Flying Express- #20

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1941. THE HARDY BOYS: The Mystery Of The Flying Express- #20- Franklin W. Dixon- Illustrated by Paul Laune- Grosset & Dunlap, New York- 1941 1st Edition (Carpentieri 1941A-1) Hardcover:-12mo-VG++-Near FINE/VG++ dj is unclipped, bright and clean. Minor shallow nicks at crown and heel of spine, light rubbing at extremities. Now in mylar protective cover.Tan cloth with dark brown titles and silhouette illustrated cover. Spine and textblock tight and clean. A wonderful copy of this scarce book, especially with such a nice dj. These Hardy Boy 1sts that we are selling have never seen the market before. 217 pages are clean, no tears or writing, no names, no loose pages. A real clean copy. 1st edition points as to Carpentieri: Inner flap of dj- 5050, 120-160, lists to itself. Lists to itself on copyright page. Red orange Gretta endpapers. Rear inner flap of Ted Scott Flying Stories ending with 'Castaways of the Stratosphere'. Back cover of dj is Spotlight Books For Boys! eending with The Jimmie Drury Series and the last title being 'Jimmie Drury: Caught On Camera'. Blue tinted top page edges and 25 chapters. A wonderful fresh offering for your collection. More photos on request. Fiction-juvenile-series-Hardy Boys-illustrated (3875). 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth. VG++-Near FINE/VG++. Illus. by Paul Laune. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        [War Speeches and Post-War Speeches] Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of the Beginning; Onwards to Victory; The Dawn of Liberation; Victory; Secret Session Speeches. The Sinews of Peace, Europe Unite; In The Balance; Stemming The Tide; The Unwritten Alliance

      London, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington: Cassell and Company Ltd.,, 1941-61. Edited by Randolph S. Churchill. 11 vols. Octavo. Original blue, brown, green, maroon and red cloth, titles to spines in gilt or silver. With the dust jackets. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped to edges, dust jackets lightly rubbed and nicked to corners, white back panels lightly toned, End of the beginning with tape to verso of front panel and head of spine. First editions, first impressions.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The War Speeches - full set of 7 British first editions - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Here is a full set of first editions of Churchill's war speeches - the soaring and defiant oratory that sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a collector-worthy set of seven first edition, first printings. All seven first printing dust jackets retain bright color, with superior spine presentation. Only one of the seven dust jackets is price-clipped. Dust jacket losses are minimal, confined to a few .25 inch or smaller chips. The Into Battle dust jacket is of particular note, being entirely unfaded with a superlative, bright spine. Although Into Battle is price-clipped, the extraordinary color and lack of wear on this dust jacket more than compensate. Also of note, the white Secret Session Speeches dust jacket bears none of the usual spotting and soiling. All seven bindings are exceptionally clean with virtually no wear and bright spine gilt. A few trivial bumps are the only exterior flaws. The contents of all seven volumes are unusually clean and bright. The only internal spotting is confined to the ffep of Volume four. Spotting is otherwise confined to the text block edges. Into Battle is a crisp, unread first state copy (confirmed by missing pagination on pages 78 and 294). Victory is also a first state copy (with incorrect pagination on p.177). The only previous owner marking in the set is an inked inscription in the third volume from a son to his father dated "Sept 7 - 1943". All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.a, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), A101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        WAR SPEECHES. Into Battle; The Unrelenting struggle; The End of the beginning; Onwards to victory; The dawn of liberation; Victory; Secret session speeches

      Cassell and Company. London. 1941-46. FIRST EDITIONS. 7 VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Complete set of the war speeches. Very good set in the original publishers different coloured dustwrappers. The first two volumes have some light foxing to the fore edge and the third and fourth are affected a little to the blank endpapers but otherwise all the volumes are clean and bright throughout. The wrappers are on the whole in very good condition with some minor rubbing to extremities. First volume has some chips to edges. Second volume has small area of loss (2mm deep at worst) to the top of spine. The third volume has a small chip to the top spine. Fourth volume has some minutel chipping to spine. Fifth & sixth volumes just a little rubbed. Seventh volume with chip from top of the spine. Previous owners neat name and date(March 1941) on front blank free endpaper of first volume. Overall a very good set of this important set. Complete sets of first editons in nice condition are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The War Speeches - full set of 7 British first editions - Into Battle, The Unrelenting Struggle, The End of the Beginning, Onwards to Victory, The Dawn of Liberation, Victory, Secret Session Speeches

      Cassell and Company Ltd. During his long public life, Winston Churchill played many roles worthy of historical note - member of Parliament for more than half a century, distinguished soldier and war correspondent, author of scores of books, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, Nobel Prize winner. But more than anything else, it was Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War that made him a preeminent historical figure. Here is a full set of first editions of Churchill-s war speeches - the soaring and defiant oratory that sustained his countrymen and inspired the free world during the greatest war the world has ever known. Of Churchill, Edward R. Murrow said: "He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle." Between 1941 and 1946, Churchill's war speeches were published in seven individual volumes. The British first editions are visually striking, but were printed on cheap wartime paper, bound in coarse cloth, and wrapped in bright, fragile dust jackets. They proved highly susceptible to spotting, soiling, and fading, so the passage of time has been hard on most surviving first editions. Here is a superior, near-fine set in very good or better dust jackets. All seven books are first printings in correct first printing jackets. All dust jackets retain bright, unfaded color. Only Onwards to Victory is price-clipped; the other six dust jackets all retain their original front flap prices. Chipping and wear to extremities affects all the jackets, but is minor, the worst being chipping at the head of the Into Battle spine to a maximum .5 inch depth. However, the into Battle dust jacket compensates with unusually bright, unfaded spine color. The blue cloth bindings of all seven bindings are bright, clean, and square, marred only by a few tiny corner bumps. The contents of all seven volumes are extremely bright, clean, and crisp. The only internal spotting detected is confined to the ffep and half title of The Dawn of Liberation. Light spotting affects the text block edges of six volumes. Of note, Into Battle is a crisp, unread, first state copy (confirmed by missing pagination on pages 78 and 294). There are no previous ownership markings in the set, with the single exception of an inked owner notation on The End of the Beginning front pastedown. All seven dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A142.1.a, A172.1.b, A183.1.a, A194.1.a, A214.1.a, A223.1.b, A227.2.a; Woods/ICS A66(a.1), A89(a.1), A94(a.1), a101(a.1), A107(a.1), A112(aa), A114(b); Langworth pages 204, 213, 218, 223, 228, 234, 250.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        President Franklin Roosevelt Thanks Mina Edison For Daphne Du Maurier?s Book

      TLS. 1pg. 6 ¼? x 8?. March 3, 1941. Washington D.C. A typed letter signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? on ?The White House? to Mina M. Edison. Mrs. Edison sent the Roosevelts Daphne du Maurier?s 1940 book of short stories Come Wind, Come Weather: ?My dear Mrs. Edison: You were more than kind to send Mrs. Roosevelt and me an advance copy of the book, ?Come Wind, Come Weather?. We look forward with real interest to reading it. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt?. The letter is in fine condition with some trimming to the margins, minor wrinkling and professional deacidification to the paper.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Mexican Costume Twenty-Five Color Plates and Text by Carlos Mérida with a Note By René D'Harnoncourt

      Chicago: Pocahontas Press, 1941. Folio. (16 x 13 inches). 25 color silk screened plates. Original publisher's cloth-backed paper portfolio, cover decoratively lettered. "Executed in Silk Screen Process in the workshops of C.W. Belden and Associates. The text...printed at the Lakeside Press." "Carlos Merida has given us the very essence of the subject in his illustrations for this book. He has carefully selected contemporary Mexican folk costumes which are genuine regional developments, untouched by the influence of stage, screen and tourist trade" (Foreword).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      New York: The Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in just about Fine slipcase. Ludwig Bemelmans. A notebook of several voyages through South America, with a concentration on Ecuador. One of only 175 numbered copies with an ORIGINAL DRAWING in color SIGNED by the author of a side-view portrait of a native woman. Certainly the most affordable way to obtain an original work of art by the author of the beloved children's book MADELINE. This book generated a term unique to Ecuadorian Spanish-- "bemelmans": a foreigner who makes fun of the natives.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research

      New York: Viking Press, 1941. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); teal cloth with titles stamped in silver on spine and front panel; orange topstain; dustjacket; 598pp; illus. Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, quite bright, with light wear along extremities, flap folds and joints, with a few tiny tears and nicks. Illustrated with 40 photographic plates between pp.278-279. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A15.b.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: The Record of a Journey Through Yugoslavia in 1937

      London: Macmillan, 1941.. First editions. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Some usual offsetting to the endpapers to both volumes in very good to near fine dust jackets that show some toning to the spine. Volume One is inscribed and dated in 1965 by the author, volume two is signed and dated in 1965.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Howard University: The Capstone of Negro Education. A History: 1867-1940

      The Graduate School Howard University Washington, DC: The Graduate School, Howard University. 1941. First. First edition. 553 pp., illustrated. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. The most complete history of Howard up until that date by a noted Howard professor of History. Nicely Inscribed by the author: "For Mr. John M. McDonell in memory of old school days. With pleasure, Walter Dyson. March 18, 1942." Very scarce, especially inscribed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Black Lamb and Grey Falcon; The Record of a Journey Through Yugoslavia in 1937, Two Volumes

      London: Macmillan. 1941. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1941, First printing. 2 volumes: Near Fine copies in Very Good+ DJs. Green cloth, hardcover, 8vo. Illustrated, map endpapers Clean unmarked text: slightest offsetting to endpapers of books. Light bumping to head and foot of spines. Stiff, sound bindings. DJs show light, general soiling; faint signs of dampstaining to bottom edges; few small chips to head and foot of spines. Hard to see previous owner signature at both front pastedowns. DJs housed in mylar wraps. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Relaciones De Los Reinados De Carlos V y Felipe II.

      Sociedad De Bibliófilos Españoles, Madrid 1941 - XII - 279pp. y XV - 281pp. Más láminas. Edición de 400 ejemplares en papel de hilo, numerados y nominados. Excelente ejemplar muy bien encuadernado por Balmes a pleno marroquin. Lomeras con nervios. Cantos fileteados al oro. Cortes dorados. Y guardas enmarcadas en piel decorada. = Edición que reproduce los textos de 27 relaciones fechadas entre 1521 y 1579, todas ellas muy raras, en las que se mezclan los relatos de sucesos históricos, como los referidos a la guerra con Francia o contra los piratas berberiscos, con otros que narran acontecimientos locales. Comprende diversas Relaciones, entre las cuales la Relación de las nuevas de Italia, El desafío de los reyes de Francia e Inglaterra, Relación de un torneo celebrado en Valladolid, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Curtain Of Green

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc, 1941. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); burnt orange textured cloth stamped in green and gray on the spine and front cover, with an even gray-green topstain; 285pp. The book is Fine, giving every evidence of being unread. Dustjacket is unclipped, with an imperceptible degree of toning to the upper half of the spine, with a tiny, nearly invisible closed tear at the crown, else a very Near Fine example of a jacket that is invariably found fatally flawed. The author's first book, a collection of 17 stories with an introduction by Katherine Anne Porter.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        A Curtain of Green A Book of Stories with an Introduction by Katherine Anne Porter

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1941. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by author and dated January 27, 1982. Book shows wear at bottom edges especially on spine. Mylar protected dust jacket is bright and lightly soiled with some fading to spine. Has some chipping at top and bottom edges. Inside pages are yellowing. Housed in a custom burnt orange box with cover reproduced on front and marbelized edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by author .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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        A Curtain of Green

      Garden City: Doubleday, 1941.. First edition. Octavo, original orange cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "To Bobbie Sumner Cutler with many good wishes- and good luck Eudora Welty December, 1941". In very good condition in a dust jacket with some a chip to the foot of the spine.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Spinoza (4 tomos)

      Monografías universitarias - Buenos Aires 1941 - Tomo I La vida de Baruj Spinoza (1941), Tomo II Lá época de Baruj Spinoza (1942), Tomo III la obra de Baruj Spinoza (1943), Tomo IV La influencia de Baruj Spinoza (1945).24x16.5 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Incunable]
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        THE BLACK STALLION (1st Printing Inscribed By the Author in Original 1st Printing DJ)

      New York: Random House, 1941. Farley, Walter. THE BLACK STALLION. New York: Random House, 1941. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (so stated). A Very Good copy (finger-soiling, spine slightly darkened, edges dusty) in the original publisher's decorated cloth which has received expert restoration to its spine tips and corners. It has been married to a Good To Very Good ORIGINAL PRICED FIRST PRINTING DUST JACKET with the following first printing points: five titles on the rear panel (Skycruiser, Shadow Over Winding Ranch, Keepers Of Elephant Valley, Smoke Eater, Sou'wester Victorious) with the rear flap showing a blurb for XYD and The Soap Box Derby and the front flap with a $2.00 price, a description of The Black Stallion, and "120-160" in parentheses on the bottom. The Dust Jacket is spine-faded and has some chips, stains, and creases. More anomalous, it has been trimmed a half-inch by the publisher and "Random House" has not been stamped on the spine. It's our conjecture that a number of first printing DJs were cut down by the publisher in preparation to fit war-time smaller format editions. But the missing imprint on the otherwise normal spine panel background suggests to us a trial or proof dust jacket. Because the Dust Jacket is so stunningly rare (we've only seen or heard of six or so in the last twenty years), it's hard to know the full tale but there is no doubt that this Dust Jacket is from the rare first printing. Far more importantly, this copy is ONE OF ONLY TWO SIGNED FIRST PRINTING COPIES KNOWN TO US (the other still residing with the author's heirs). "To Delores -/ My very extra-special/ girl friend./ Love,/ Walter/ Sept. 3rd 1940]/ P.S. Let your sister Sue, and/your mother and your dad/take a "peek" at the Black, too, / won't you?" THE BLACK STALLION along with the other 21 books in the Black Stallion series published between 1941-1983 have sold tens of millions of copies over the last seven decades. The fine 1979 film adaptation of THE BLACK STALLION won several Oscar nominations. This is a chance to acquire THE copy of the enduring book which gave birth to what the New York Times called "the most famous fictional horse of the [20th] century." Housed in a beautiful custom matching black-and-red slipcase. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good or Better. Illus. by Keith Ward.

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        Faust. A New American tranlation by Carlton F. MacIntyre with illustrations by Rockwell Kent together with the German text

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1941. Hardcover. Limited edition. Quarto. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Rockwell Kent. Original cloth, a Very Good+ copy in the original pictorial dust jacket, which is chipped along the edges, missing a smal piece from the rear panel. Designed by Ward Ritchie; a scarce book. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Un Canto para Bolivar

      University of Mexico, 1941. * * INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY PABLO NERUDA IN HIS SIGNATURE GREEN INK TO THE AMERICAN LEFTIST BENJAMIN COHEN ON HALF TITLE PAGE * * Bound in thick paper with glassine cover, unpaginated (10 text pages). IN SPANISH. Glassine has yellowed over time and has several tears along spine, a little soiled and lightly but has protected the cover well. Text is uncut, light spotting on half title and last page. As text is uncut it has been protected. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. Signed. First Edition. Softcover. Good +/No Dust Jacket. Association Copy.

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        MARTHA GRAHAM Sixteen Dances in Photograph - One of a Kind Leather Binding

      Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., New York :(1941) - First edition, uniquely rebound in a fine one of a kind binding of a blue pictorial morocco with a silhoette of two dancers-one inset and one raised with lettering GRAHAM in raised lettering, Martha Graham in blind on spine, original covers bound in, contains photographs, program notes, choreographic record and the personal perspectives of one of the most famous modern dancers. A stunning binding, ( possibly bound by Edward Mclean as he was a dancer studying under Martha Graham until a fall during a performance which ended his dancing career. He then decided to try his hand at the art of bookbinding working under the master bookbinder Hazel Dreis of whom he later married. Binding not signed as usual with McLeans's work but bound in the style of his work). Picture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        G.A. Drew New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market First Edition

      The Metcalf Press, 1941. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Drew, G.A. New Methods for Profit in the Stock Market, First Edition. The Metcalf Press, 1941. A classic book in the field of investing! Very scarce First Edition with First Issue Jacket! One of the very few on the market. Hardcover. Original jacket. Dark green boards. Tightly bound. Minor bumping. Jacket has minor edge wear. Small portion of jacket missing near head of spine. VG/G.

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        Plateria sudamericana

      Editores Peuser - Buenos Aires 1941 - Ejemplar 619/800. Encuadernado en 3/4 cuero con cuatro nervios y titulos en dorado en el lomo. Profusamente ilustrado con fotografias blanco y negro. 285 paginas. 33x25,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tuscarora Club's Forty-Year History, 1901-1941. With articles by Dr. Homer E. Fraser, Henry A. Ingraham, Ellis Parker Butler, and others

      Portland, ME: Privately printed by the Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941. No. 2 of a Private Edition of 100 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece and photographs. Original greenish-gray paper over boards, white cloth spine, gilt device of the Club on upper cover, slight staining on pastedown where hinged, else fine. Bookplate. Bruns T-76; Heller 755 . A fine copy of a rare and beautifully produced book, full of chatty and often candid reminiscences concerning this club of congenial anglers located at Mill Brook, New York, in the Catskills of Delaware County. WITH THE PRINTED PRESENTATION SLIP INSERTED, DENOTING THAT THIS IS COPY NO. 2, PREPARED FOR HOWARD ANNIN Club histories are not always terribly interesting to non-members, but this is a notable exception, full of delightful anecdotes and vintage photographs and reading in places like a well-written sporting story

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        Schweizer Luftfahrt. Die Geschichte der Schweizerischen Luftfahrt (3 Bde.).

      Zürich, Aero, 1941/43 - 4°, 384 S., 424 S., 520 S., unz. Text.-Abb. u. Farbtaf.; Spezialeinlagen., OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Stemp. a Vors., min gebrauchspurig, tadell. Herausgegeben vom Aero-Club der Schweiz. Alle Bereiche abdeckendes, umfassendes Werk zum Flugwesen allgemein u. zur schw. Luftfahrt im Besonderen; Personenportraits, Karten, Urkunden, Zeitungsreprinte, uvm. ergänzen das Werk. 6000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Oxford University Press. London.,1941. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.5 inches. 1.7 inches (43mm) thick). 249pp, 6pp of publishers adverts at end. Colour frontis and six mono illustrations. Publishers dark red cloth with illustration of bi-plane flying over map of Norway to front board, with black title and author name, all in black. Illustration of German plane diving and Title, Author and Publisher stamped in black to spine. Top edge red. Previous owners name and date (1941) on front free endpaper. Overall a near fine bright, tight copy. In the scarce original publishers full colour dustwrapper, designed by Howard Leigh. Rear panel has image of a plane above ruled lines and the words 'Books For Boys', list of 15 Biggles stories By Johns, 3 by Air Commodore L. E. O. Charlton, 4 by J. F. C. Westerman, and 2 by John Templer, the words 'Oxford University Press' and then two fish below ruled lines. Crease mark to the front panel and spine where the wrapper has been folded. Very small chips to the top and bottom hinges. Inner front flap neatly price clipped. Minor rubbing to the extremities but generally a very good copy indeed. One of the scarcer Biggles titles in collectable condition, this copy is a near fine book in a very good dustwrapper.: .

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE Printing; Folio 13" - 23" tal; (380 x 265 mm). Includes hand-colored initials by Valenti Angelo, also bound in is an original illuminated initial on vellum from an Italian Gradual of the 16th century. Slim 15 1/2 x 11 1/2" folio in original cloth. One out of 75 special copies signed by David Magee of the Grabhorn Press. ; Signed by Editor .

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      Madrid: Testimonio. New. Hardcover. <p>OF all the books of hours ordered by Doña Mencia de Mendoza, at least one is conserved in Madrid at the Institute of Valencia (26-III-41). It is a very small book that measures 85 x 60 mm, that has 202 parchment sheets, with writing up to page 196, remaining the rest in white. </p><p>It presents 17 miniatures at full page with their corresponding orals in which the following subjects are represented: Annunciation (f.1) , Saint John the Evangelist (f.21) , Saint Lucas (f.23v) , Saint Mathew (f.26) , Saint Marc (f.28v) , Resurrection of Lazarus (f.35) , Visit of Mary to Saint Elizabeth (I. 108) , Nativity (f.35v) , Adoration of the Kings (f.145) , Presentation of the Baby in the Temple (f.153) , Run from Egypt (f.161) , Coronation of the Virgin (f.175) , Saint John the Evangelist (f.186v) , (fig.2) Santiago (Fig.1) (I 190) , Saint Catalina (f.193) and Elizabeth of Hungary (Fig.3) (I 194v). </p><p>Also, on sheet 35 shows the shield of Henry Count of Nassau at full page (Fig.4) , first husband of Doña Mencia. On the miniature ornamental border of Santiago the two headed eagle and the lemma of the "Plus Ultra" are drawn and in the ornamental border corresponding to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and on the opposite the shield of Doña Mencia as Marquee of Zanete, reproduced up to four times. </p><p>The text is divided in the following way: the calendar (ff. 2v. -20) ; fragments of the Evangels of Saint John (I, 1-14) (ff. 21-23) , Saint Lucas (I, 26-35) (ff. 23-25v) , Saint Mathew (II, 1-12) (ff. 26-28v) and Saint Mark (XVI, 12-20) (ff. 28v. -30v. ) , prayer of the Venerable Beda, over the 7 word said by Christ on the cross (ff. 30v. -34v) , office to the dead (ff. 36-75v) , office of the Virgin (ff.76-185v. ) : laudes (f.107v) , vespers (f. 160v. ) and completes (f. 174v) ; antiphonies and prayers for the Saints holyday; Saint John the Baptist (ff. 187-187v. ) , Saint John the Evangelist (ff. 188-189v. ) , Santiago (ff. 189v-191v) , Saint Anne (ff. 191v-192) , Saint Catalina (ff.192v-194) and Saint Elisabeth of Hungary (ff. 1941 95v). </p><p>The binding is in leather, decorated in the middle with a heart of which rays arise. The book is stored in a small wooden box covered with red velvet and with clasps in coated silver locked with a key. </p> .

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        Vertical. A Yearbook for Romantic-Mystic Ascensions

      New York: Gotham Bookmart Press,, 1941. Octavo. Original black cloth, white paper title label to spine, design by Alexander Calder gilt stamped to upper board, red topstain, fore-edge untrimmed. With the original glassine wrapper. Three black and white illustrations by André Masson. Unobtrusive chip to title label, but otherwise a fine copy in the wrapper chipped at the extremities. First edition, first printing. One of 100 copies, and signed by Eugene Jolas, one of the great manifesto-makers of the modernist period. This book is the culmination of his project of Verticalism, which he describes in the foreword as "a romantic, cosmological and mystic theory of ascent". Jolas was intensely involved with the literary scene of pre-War Paris (though he fled to his native America when the Nazis invaded France), and along with Samuel Beckett was a staunch supporter of the linguistic revolution that he saw brewing in Joyce&#39;s divisive project Finnegans Wake. This volume collects those European and American authors and artists who, in Jolas&#39;s eyes, were attempting to, "establish an ascending direction in an integration of the telluric and the marvellous by means of a brotherhood of initiates of the numinous". This brotherhood includes Guillaume Apollinaire, Georges Bataille, Kay Boyle, Paul Claudel, Richard Eberhart, Léon-Paul Fargue, Ralph Gustafson, Pierre-Jean Jouve, Dallas Kenmare, Oscar Milosz, and Patrice de la Tour du Pin.

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        Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

      Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Classic collaboration with text by Agee and images by Evans. A fair only copy that has evidence of moisture staining to the fore edge and about 2 inch wide band throughout but with none of the pages sticking together and also to the edges of the boards in an about fair price clipped dust jacket that has the same corresponding moisture stain and some small chips and tears as well. An affordable alternative that despite the flaws is a serviceable copy. (Parr & Badger v1 144: Roth 1018-109)

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Between the Acts

      The Hogarth Press, London,, 1941. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt; with the white dust jacket printed in black designed by Vanessa Bell. Circular bookplate to pastedown, dust jacket with small pieces of tape unnecessarily adhered to the verso covering very minor closed tears. A bright copy. First edition, first impression, Arthur Waley&#39;s copy, with his pencil ownership inscription. Published July 1941.

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        The Lone Ranger Traps the Smugglers

      New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1941. Dust jacket details conform to all 1st ed. points. Inscribed by Fran Striker on the ffe. Sweet!. inscribed by Fran Striker. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good. Illus. by Paul Laune. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Count of Monte Cristo

      LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB, NEW YORK 1941 - Limited Edition this being #1133 of 1500 copies printed. Singed by Lynn Ward vol. 1- 288 pages, vol. 2-314 pages, vol. 3- 295 pages, vol. 4-339 pages, spines are very slightly faded, corners of vol. 4 bent, the signature and number of book is on the back of volume 4, clean tight books DATE PUBLISHED: 1941 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Morte Darthur

      "The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of His Noble Knights of the Round Table"... With an Introduction by Professor Rhys and Embellished with Many Original Designs by Aubrey Beardsley. Second edition (issued in a single volume), limited to 1000 copies for United Kingdom and 500 for America. Frontispiece (with tissue guard), followed by 19 full page illustrations by Beardsley, with illustrations, initials, vignetttes accompanying text. PP: [liv], 624. (25.5x20 cm). Inscribed on front free end paper by Olive Percival (1941), with her bookplate front past down; bookplate of Charles Massé, Esq. back paste down. End papers browned, hinges repaired, in publisher's original green cloth binding, t.e.g., upper cover and spine fully embellished with gilt art nouveau design. ALONG WITH: Original illustration by Aubrey Beardsley for "Le Morte Darthur" (1893): 'How Sir Lancelot was known by Dame Elaine.' Double page proof on India paper (24 x 38 cm), (appears between pp. 424-425 of present volume), unfolded, in fine condition. NB: Olive May Graves Percival (1869-1945), avid book collector, primarily remembered for her notable collection of children's books.

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        ORIGINAL ART Accomplished When Plath Was 8 and 9 Years Old

      1941 and 1942. Autograph. The first and third show some foxing (the latter with one closed edge tear); the second some even acidification. Very Good and most unusual. Three pencil drawings, executed when Plath was eight and nine years old, shortly after the death of her father, Otto, in 1940. It was at this young age that Plath first retreated into the worlds of both poetry and art: her first poem was published in THE BOSTON HERALD in 1941, the same year that a drawing of hers, of a plump lady in a feathered hat, won a dollar prize in another newspaper contest. Plath has claimed that it was her mother's reading Matthew Arnold's "The Forsaken Merman" to her that sparked her poetic imagination, and the first drawing here, "Mer-maid Land," is an underwater scene of a mermaid, fish and castle, with the mermaid shown again, larger, on a fold-over leaf. SIGNED "Sylvia July 20, 1941." In 1941, Plath was flower girl at her Aunt Dorothy's wedding; in 1942 she performed the same role for her Uncle Frank. The second drawing is of a bride, in profile, in wedding dress, and is SIGNED "Sylvia" and dated "1942" by Plath's mother, Aurelia. The final drawing, of a woman preparing to curtsey, is described on the verso by Plath's mother: "Sylvia drew this to illustrate the costume planned for the Minuet Group in the Pageant given May 1942. Sylvia was in the group." Aurelia (presumably) has also written "Keep" on the front. This drawing is also in pencil, but with the costume colored in orange crayon. The first drawing is approximately 5-1/2" x 5"; the second and third each 4" x 6".

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